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BREAKING U.S. judge dismisses House suit challenging Trump's border wall, ruling one chamber of Congress cannot sue Executive branch:
U.S. District Judge Trevor N. McFadden wrote in 24 page opinion: "While the Constitution bestows upon Members of the House many powers, it does not grant them standing to hale the Executive Branch into court claiming a
dilution of Congress’s legislative authority.
"The Court therefore lacks jurisdiction to hear the House’s claims and will deny its motion."
McFadden’s decision ran counter to a 2015 ruling that found the then GOP-led House could sue the Obama administration for allegedly spending on an Affordable Care Act program that Congress never approved,
That ruling in House v Burwell would have marked the first time the House was able to challenge an administration in court, but was settled before it withstood appeal.
McFadden wrote that “Applying Burwell to the facts here would clash with binding precedent holding that Congress may not invoke the courts’ jurisdiction to attack the execution of federal laws.”
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